Buffalo Bills Live Stream 2016-2017: How to Watch the Bills Online

Buffalo Bills live stream

Fans of the Buffalo Bills have had a wild ride over the last few years, complete with triumphant victories and disappointing losses. Despite the ups and downs that the Bills have experienced in recent years, there’s no denying that Buffalo Bills fans are dedicated and loyal. If you’re a Bills fan, you are surely excited to see them play in the upcoming season. But do you know how to access the Buffalo Bills live stream without cable?

If you have recently cut cable in an effort to save money, you’ll have to find an alternative way to keep up with your favorite team. Luckily, you’re not alone. We have put together a list of resources and services that you can use to watch the Bills online, without cable! Check out the guide below to learn more.



Before the regular season kicks off, teams will have a chance to warm up and fans will be able to tune in and enjoy some games. If you’d like to access Buffalo Bills streaming during the preseason, the options below are your best bet. If you need to learn about other NFL teams, learn how to watch NFL Preseason online in our full guide.


Sling TV Lets You Watch Preseason Football Games Online

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Sling TV is a popular online streaming service that’s available without a cable subscription. For as little as $20 a month, you can subscribe and gain access to many of the most popular TV networks out there, including several that host NFL Preseason games.

This preseason, Sling will be very useful for watching the Bills online. Sling offers ESPN, NFL Network, FOX and NBC in various packages, four networks that host a ton of football games. NFL Network, which is offered nationwide, will cover EVERY GAME of the 2016 preseason, but only some games will be aired live. Local teams may also be blacked out on NFL Network.

Plus, Sling offers a lot more than sports, with popular networks like TNT, History, Comedy Central, TBS, CNN, HGTV and more. Try a free 7-day trial today to test out the service for yourself!


Watch the Buffalo Bills Online Live during the Preseason with NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass is a new streaming service brought to you by the NFL itself. It’s widely considered to be one of the best ways to watch Bills football online, and it’s definitely one of the easiest methods. During the preseason, you can watch every out-of-market game live as it airs on TV, without cable! For watching preseason games, there’s no better service than Game Pass. You can click here to learn more about NFL Game Pass in our full review.

If you subscribe to NFL Game Pass, you’ll be able to enjoy live streaming of every out-of-market preseason game. “Out of market” means that the game isn’t showing on local or national TV in your area. If the game is on TV in your area, you won’t be able to stream it live, but you can still catch the replay at any time, using the on-demand streaming library offered by Game Pass.

You can start out with a free 7 day trial to see if Game Pass is right for you. If you do decide to keep the service, it will cost you $99 per year. Currently you can enjoy NFL Game Pass on your computer, mobile device, or on a streaming device like Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, etc. Follow this link to learn more.


Regular Season

The NFL 2016-2017 regular season kicks off at long last in early September, and continues all the way through early January 2017. For Bills fans, the best ways to watch the Buffalo Bills online during the regular season are found below. For fans of other teams, we have a detailed guide explaining how to watch the NFL online.


Watch Buffalo Bills Live Stream for Select Games with Sling TV

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Sling TV will provide an affordable way to catch a few Bills games online, without needing expensive cable or satellite subscriptions.

Sling TV is an affordable new service that gives subscribers streaming access to 25-60+ of cable TV’s most popular networks (depending on the package you choose), without the need for a cable subscription. Sling TV lets you watch ESPN online, so you’ll be able to enjoy all the great ESPN programming live, including Monday Night Football. Sling TV is the best way to watch MNF without cable by far. And, since it’s priced at just $20 per month (and no-contract!) you’ll save a bunch when compared to cable TV.

In various packages, Sling TV also offers NFL Network (home to TNF and NFL RedZone, plus tons of news/analysis), as well as NBC and FOX in select markets. With these channels, you’ll be able to watch SNF online and watch TNF online as well as catch some local games on FOX. Do note that channel availability depends on your location – see our Sling TV review for details.

Sling TV can be enjoyed on your computer or mobile device, or on your TV with the help of a streaming device. If you already have a streaming device, you’re good to go. If not, you’re in luck as Sling TV is currently offering a free Roku 2 with a 3-month subscription. If you’d prefer an Apple product, you can go for a deep discount on an Apple TV with the same 3-month subscription package.

And remember, Sling TV does not require a contract, so you’re never locked in and can cancel at any time. You can even sign up for a free 7-day trial of Sling TV to test the service out!


Enjoy Bills Live Streaming All Season Long with NFL Sunday Ticket

NFL Sunday Ticket may just be your golden ticket to unlimited live streaming of every out-of-market Sunday NFL game of the regular season.

This service is offered to DirecTV satellite subscribers, and indeed the package already comes included with some subscriptions. If you’re a current DirecTV subscriber, call to see how you can add the service to your package – it’s well worth it.

Now, there’s also an option for folks who can’t get DirecTV. The NFL Sunday Ticket streaming package is a service intended only for those who cannot get DirecTV satellite service. Usually, this refers to people living in dorms, apartments, etc. which are not eligible for DirecTV. If you fall into this category, you may qualify for this service. Sunday Ticket starts at $49.99 per month for the 4-month NFL season.

If you’re a college student, or you have a family member who is, you might qualify for Sunday Ticket U. This service is identical to the standard Sunday Ticket streaming service, except for it’s half the price at just $24.99 per month!

The best way to check if you qualify is to call DirecTV at 888-648-7389 to learn more.


Watch Regular Season Buffalo Bills Games On Demand with NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass is a service we’ve already talked about for its live preseason streaming. However, the usefulness of this service doesn’t end after the preseason. With Game Pass, you can enjoy on-demand replay streaming of every regular season NFL game! You won’t be able to catch Buffalo Bills live stream, but you can view it on your own schedule starting the same day it airs on TV (usually immediately after the game).

So, with this $99-a-year service, you can stream literally every single regular season NFL game, in full HD, whenever you want. That’s 256 games to enjoy at your own pace. Plus, you can save some time by opting to watch 30-minute game replays, which have all the commercials and stoppages cut out. You also can get some exclusive camera angle views with Game Pass’ Coaches Film feature. Lastly, you’ll be able to tune in to live audio coverage of every game so you’ll never miss a moment.

Game Pass gives you everything you need to stay current with the 2016-2017 season. But the fun doesn’t end there. Game Pass subscribers will gain access to a HUGE library of past NFL games, which includes every single game from every season dating back to 2009. Yeah, you read that right – every game, every season, for the last 7 years. You can even rewatch epic Super Bowl throwdowns of years past!

Click here to start a free 7-day trial of NFL Game Pass.


Use Sony’s PlayStation Vue to Watch Buffalo Bills Live Stream

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Sony’s new streaming service, called PlayStation Vue, provides another good way to watch the Bills online during the regular season. It actually offers pretty much the same thing as Sling TV; channels like ESPN, NFL Network, NBC and FOX are available from both services (although availability varies by location.)

You can learn all about the service in our PlayStation Vue review. For now, know this: while Vue is certainly a good service, Sling TV is better. For one, Sling works on practically every device, whereas Vue has more limited device compatibility. Secondly, Sling is cheaper, with packages starting at $20 vs Vue’s starting price of $30. And, Vue doesn’t offer any generous sign up bonuses. So, if your goal is to watch the Buffalo Bills online, both Vue and Sling TV will work; but Sling is the better choice for the majority of people.


Watch Locally Aired Games Over-the-Air with an Antenna (and DVR)

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For Bills fans living in the Buffalo area, the easiest way to watch a Buffalo Bills live stream is to simply watch the game live on your local sports channel. All you need to do is check your local listings to see when the game is playing, and tune in to enjoy! You’ll need a quality HD antenna in order to view the game in HD. We put together a list of the best HD antennas for you to browse.

Watching the game live in HD is awesome, but sometimes your schedule doesn’t allow for that. By combining the use of an antenna and a DVR, you can get the best of both worlds: free live streaming and free on-demand viewing. You can find the DVR that’s right for you in my guide to DVRs here.



If you’re reading this from outside the United States, the options listed above won’t work for you. Thankfully, it’s still possible to catch a Buffalo Bills stream. Here’s how:


Enjoy Buffalo Bills Live Stream with Game Pass International

If you’re a Buffalo Bills fan living outside of the United States, you’re in luck. NFL Game Pass International, which is available to every NFL fan living outside the USA, gives subscribers access to LIVE streaming of most regular season NFL games. This service gives you all you need to watch Bills football online, while still keeping up with all your other favorite teams and enjoying that live NFL action that you love. Blackouts may apply in some cases.

If your schedule doesn’t allow for live viewing, you can always catch the game replay on your own schedule with on-demand viewing. You can read more about Game Pass International here.


2016 Buffalo Bills TV Schedule

*You can catch the Buffalo Bills online on replay with NFL Game Pass

*You can watch a Buffalo Bills live stream for select games with Sling TV